April was a productive month. I was able to get in quite a bit of jewelry creating time and fabricated a number of new pieces. I even had the opportunity to try out a new technique.
I’m a very tactile person, so I really love texture. And when working with metal, there are many different ways of achieving texture. Recently I decided to try creating some texutre by folding and hammering some sheet.
I started by trying this out with some copper sheet. I liked the end result of the practice piece enough that I decided to turn it into a piece for myself.
This is what I dreamed up a few months ago when I first thought of using this technique. I wasn’t able to built it until recently, but I think it turned out pretty well.
The jewelry forum that I belong to organized a pendant swap recently. The name that I got is a person whose work I really admire, so I was pretty intimidated about making something for her. I hope she likes this…
These pieces are different than what I usually make. The look is a little organic, a little industrial. I hope to have the opportunity to really try out some more foldforming techniques in the future, and to create some pieces that are really 3 dimensional.